The State of the World’s Forests 2009


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2009

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Contents

Foreword
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Acknowledgements
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Abbreviations and acronyms
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Summary
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Part 1

Regional outlook
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    Africa
    Asia and the Pacific
    Europe
    Latin America and the Caribbean
    North America
    Western and Central Asia

Part 2

Adapting for the future
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    Global demand for wood products
    Meeting the demand for environmental services of forests
    Changing institutions
    Developments in forest science and technology

Postscript

Challenges and opportunities in turbulent times
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Annex

Table 1
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    Basic data on countries and areas

Table 2
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    Forest area and area change

Table 3
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    Forest growing stock, biomass and carbon

Table 4
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    Production, trade and consumption of woodfuel, roundwood and sawnwood, 2006

Table 5
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    Production, trade and consumption of wood-based panels, pulp and paper, 2006

Table 6
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    Forestry sector’s contribution to employment and gross domestic product, 2006

References

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Back cover

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Front, centre: R. Faidutti
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